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Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge
Ranked #22 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
Reviewed July 24, 2009

This motel is right on the lake edge. Every unit has full length windows, giving wonderful uninterrupted views of the lake and to the mountains beyond. The units are solid, set well back from the road and tucked in behind the owners accommodation, so there is no intrusive traffic noise. This is important because the main state highway goes past most of the motels that offer good views, and there are a lot of heavy trucks during the night.

The motel is situated 2.5km from the town and there are only a couple of restaurants close by, so it is best if you have a car. The units are reasonably modern, very clean, and perfectly comfortable. Owners and staff were all helpful and friendly.

I have stayed in 20 different motels in Taupo over the years, and this is the one I would choose for a pleasant and relaxing stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2007

My partner and I, along with friends of ours booked two nights to stay in Boulevard Waters while we were in Taupo for a wedding.

We had email correspondence and several phone calls confirming our reservation (made three months in advance).

Imagine our shock when we arrived at the motel to be advised our booking could not be found. The managers delt with the situation in an appaling fashion, offering the most basic of apologies and no compensation for the inconvenience they had caused.

I would not recommend staying here as the booking system is unreliable and it can be nearly impossible to find last-minute accommodation in Taupo.

Stayed February 2007
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Reviewed January 18, 2007

Stayed here for a night en route to Rotorua. The Motel is right on Lake Taupo, down a driveway so it does not get highway noise. The owners were very pleasant and showed us to our unit and all its facilities. The Motel also has a thermal plunge pool which is constantly fed with hot water. It is a bit out of town (5 minutes by car but a bit far to walk) but there are restaurants close by.
We had a ground floor room which consisted of a twin single bedroom, large bathroom, kitchen facilities, and a combined Bedroom/Lounge with a large spa in one corner. Sliding door leads onto a balcony/ grassed area and the lake (right on the hot water beach).
The unit was very clean and comfortable and the views were impressive. All in all a comfortable stay and recommended.

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  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge
Address: 215 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#12 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#14 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#16 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Lake Edge Accommodation on the shores of Lake Taupo. ALL 10 luxury units have views of Lake Taupo and the mountains of Tongariro National Park (Ruapehu, Ngaruhoe & Tongariro) Studio units with king size beds, in-room 2 person spa, kitchen facilities, underfloor heating, wireless internet and LCD TVs & DVD players. Family units with same facilities, 2 single beds in separate bedroom We have an outdoor Thermal Pool and BBQ for guests use Free off street parking in a quiet location ... more   less 
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